Couple robbed and attacked at home

A couple have been attacked and robbed at their home in the “An den Drei Hasen” area of Oberursel.

The 67-year-old occupant of the house opened the door at around 8.40am on Monday, 11th June, 2018, to let the cat in.  At this point two masked men forced their way into the house, where they punched the woman and demanded cash.  Shortly after this her 73-year-old husband arrived.  He was also punched and the demand for cash was repeated, along with a demand for jewelry.

The couple handed over several hundred Euros in cash and the robbers also helped themselves to a mobile phone and a pistol that they found.

Before they left, the tied the couple up but the woman was able to free herself and call the police.  Both husband and wife were slightly injured and required medical attention.

One of the robbers is described as being Eastern European, between 25 and 29 years old, of a stout build and with dark hair.  They both used grey cloths to cover noses and mouths.  The first robber was wearing a grey t-shirt with black and white trainers.  The other was around the same again, but with a fuller figure, and wearing gardening type overalls and a baseball cap.

Detectives in Bad Homburg would like to hear from witnesses who saw the thieves either before or after the robbery.  It is thought that they may have had a vehicle parked nearby, possibly at the Aldi supermarket or in the Karl-Hermann-Flach-Strasse.  Anyone with information should call 06172 1200.

About Graham Tappenden

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Oberursel in 1993 and returned with his family to live there in 2003. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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